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Bordeaux and Beyond Travel Guide by [Dailey, Donna, Gerrard, Mike]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3796 KB
  • Print Length: 59 pages
  • Publisher: Beyond London Travel (5 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0097BMD08
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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This is a very short guide to Bordeaux and some of the surrounding wine regions. It is curiously imbalanced, having far too much about sports and the Chaban-Delmas stadium in particular (for example, all the travel information is aimed at visitors to the stadium rather than to Bordeaux itself, making me suspect that it has been lifted from a source about the stadium). Instead of describing and listing markets, it contains a link to a website with information on markets. This would be acceptable if (a) a Kindle had a reliable, permanent internet connection and (b) the website was legible on the Kindle screen. Sadly neither is true of my Mk 1 Kindle.

It took me about half an hour to read the whole thing other than the sections on the wine regions and sports which were not relevant to me. I bought it to prepare for a short visit to the city of Bordeaux and it has given me an idea of the areas to concentrate on but little more. It lists only seven restaurants and eight hotels. There are no maps. I can't recommend it, even at this price. I should have waited to buy a proper Michelin guide when we get there.
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I approached this with some trepidation, having recently downloaded a series of guidebooks, all by one author, that were absolutely DIRE. This one is not, and is well worth buying if you are going to Bordeaux.

Or rather, I should say: it's well worth buying if you are going to Bordeaux, and are not a teetotaller. :-)

It's not true to say that it is all about wine, or about cognac, or pineau des Charentes, but there is a great deal about this very important part of some people's life, with details and explanations about the wine chateaux around the town, as well as the best places to sup. If you're a wine-lover, you will really appreciate this book.

The guide is very useful both for planning your trip beforehand, and for guiding you while you are there. It's not just wine. It has details of the main monuments of the city, and tells you which bus to take there. It gives little nuggets of history without over-doing it and getting boring. It's a bit short, but there you go. At least it's accurate, unlike the dire series I mention above, and the one slip in the French that I noticed I am kindly ascribing to a typo, since the rest of it is fine.

It misses telling you about the Tour St Michel, however, where in my youth you could pay a few centimes and see and touch (poke!) sixty odd mummies that had been dug up from the old cemetery in the 18th century and displayed in the crypt.

Real live mummies!

Well, real dead people. Mummified bodies, conserved by the nature of the soil in the cemetery. With their skin shrivelled to their bones, and rags and tatters of clothing in some cases. A favourite visit for all of us kids - you could touch them!
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Am very pleased with this book - it was just what I wanted. As I didn't know Bordeaux, I was after something which outlined and informed about sites to visit within the city, but I didn't really want to wade through pages and pages of information. So, this was ideal for me.

I particularly liked the section on wines, vineyards, cognac etc, perhaps because this was of more interest to me. The author gave plenty of interesting information about wine, tours and tastings, along with contact details for these tours.

I also found his selection of hotels really useful because, if you don't know the city, it can be extremely difficult knowing which hotel to plump for.
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Rubbish!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Gem 8 Feb. 2014
By Anne Darling - Published on Amazon.com
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This guide is packed with ideas on where to eat and shop, find a hotel, the top sights to visit, choosing wine, day visits to châteaux and museums, where to find English pubs, spa visits ... and a lot more. It's a great little book for anyone going for the day who doesn't want to wade through the screeds of information you find in many of the larger guides. It's also great as a launch pad for anyone staying a bit longer who wants to discover more in and around Bordeaux including some of the surrounding towns and villages. There is also some background history in the different sections and links to useful websites. I would suggest using this gem of a book in conjunction with the Bordeaux Tourist Information website (the link is in the book) as this book will give you an overview of everything you might need while the TI website will give you info on current events. Oh, and the TI site has a free, downloadable map in PDF format which you can print out and take with you or keep on your phone.

Criticisms... I would have liked the authors to have included one or two budget restaurants in the listing but the book only starts with moderately priced restaurants. However, Bordeaux is a major French city and you can just wander around in the city centre for a bit if you want to eat in an economically priced eatery - even MacDonalds! Or maybe the French food is just so good that they don't have budget restaurants!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just What I Wanted 23 July 2013
By Linda Plummer - Published on Amazon.com
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Am very pleased with this book - it was just what I wanted. As I didn't know Bordeaux, I was after something which outlined and informed about sites to visit within the city, but I didn't really want to wade through pages and pages of information. So, this was ideal for me.

I particularly liked the section on wines, vineyards, cognac etc, perhaps because this was of more interest to me. The author gave plenty of interesting information about wine, tours and tastings, along with contact details for these tours.

I also found his selection of hotels really useful because, if you don't know the city, it can be extremely difficult knowing which hotel to plump for.
4.0 out of 5 stars Convenient Guide 24 July 2014
By Newms - Published on Amazon.com
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Convenient guide. From my recent experience in Bordeaux, I found the information pretty accurate. I would have liked to see more restaurants listed. The ones listed were accurately described. Also more hotels. The Quality Hotel in Center City was not listed but was well rated and convenient.
Worth the money. Having it on the Kindle made it easy to tote around.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not much information for $3 4 April 2014
By Charlietango - Published on Amazon.com
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I was disappointed in the minimal information. It almost feels as though someone took a vacation in Bordeaux and wrote it up, with a little help from their snaps and Wikipedia . Guess it pays for their trips but I won't buy one of these again.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars brief guide to Bordeaux 2 Oct. 2012
By cala - Published on Amazon.com
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It is easy to read; almost too short, so it doesn't say much. I didn't like that it has not a single map, which is awkward in a travel guide.
I think Bordeaux deserves better.
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